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ABC
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
before everyone's taxes go up. both sides set to meet with business leaders this week. the company will take his campaign on the road, too, as more republicans appear willing to bend on their no new taxes pledge. jon karl is in washington. even though the president has been calling congressional leaders, they haven't made enough progress for another face-to-face negotiation. >> reporter: there's no face-to-face meeting even scheduled now between the president and congressional leaders. but i can tell you that high-level talks with staff are intensifying, with time running out. and republicans are expressing a newfound willingness to compromise on that long-standing republican pledge never to raise taxes. >> the pledge was designed -- >> reporter: meet the anti-tax enforcer. the man behind the pledge. grover norquist. >> republicans who vote for a tax increase are rat heads in a coke bottle. they damage the brand for everyone else. >> reporter: ronald reagan was part of the first pledge. and no republican has been elected without signing that no tax increase pledge. how many of these thi
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
compromise there to avoid the so called fiscal cliff that would raise taxes on a typical american family by some $2,200. republican congressman tom cole, of oklahoma, is urging republicans to accept president obama's deal and allow the bush-era tax cuts on the wealthy to expire for now. so tax cuts for the middle class can stay in effect. but house speaker john boehner remains opposed, saying a tax hike on the wealthy will hurt the economy. >>> today, president obama is hosting mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. after the election, the president promised to reach out to romney for his ideas. >>> and overseas, the u.s. could be getting more involved in the civil war in syria. "the new york times" is reporting the obama administration is considering options, including arming the rebel fighters there who have made progress in recent days in battling bashar al assad's forces. >>> and more trouble for president obama's expected nominee for secretary of state. susan collins says she will not back rice for the job, until more questions on the attack on the u.s. consulate in lib
ABC
Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
. everything has to happen before december 31st or everybody's taxes go up, and the spending cuts kick in. but the president has had his first meeting with the top congressional leaders. there's a fair amount of optimism that something will get done before the end of the year. not necessarily the whole big deal but maybe a down payment on deficit reduction combined with a commitment to hit the big numbers before the end of next year. >> in addition to the fiscal cliff, there's some big vak kis coming up in the president's cabinet, as well. we have the state department, we have treasury. those two we expected, even the cia now, the general petraeus scandal, three vacancies. >> three big ones at least and there's likely to be more shuffling. of course, the big controversy right now over who is going to replace hillary clinton at the state department. the president has signaled is favorite to be ambassador susan rice and faced opposition in the senate and house. this week, 97 house republicans signed a letter telling the president don't appoint susan rice. she came out this week and
ABC
Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
option, the payout is a very comfortable, george, $327 million. >> okay. before taxes, after all. steve, thanks very much. >> the lottery balls are so loud. he's like in a wind tunnel talking like that. what are you guys going to do with the money? >> share it with you. >> split it. >> thank you. oh, that's so nice. thank you. i'm not sharing it with you. >> wow. >> just kidding. of course, i am. all right. i'll definitely share it with sam. >> thanks, thanks. >>> now to the battle brewing over who will be the nerks secretary of state. no final decision from president obama. the front-runner is susan rice, the u.n. ambassador. and she ran into a buzzsaw yesterday on capitol hill, when she met with republican senators critical of her nomination. take a look. >> the concerns i have today are greater than they were before. and we're not even close to getting the basic answers. >> i want to say that i'm more troubled today. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers. >> abc's jonathan karl is covering all this from washington. jon, on sunday, it looked like some of the senators
ABC
Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
executive company, he can do your taxes. >> he's probably suffering now. >>> now, for a dose of cuteness. the new addition to the st. louis zoo can be seen by visitors. the colomus monkey was born on halloween. and her name is swahili for ghost or shadow. calomus man can is are born with white hair and a pink face. so cute. they become primarily black hair and white around the face by six months. so precious. i love that. >>> if you didn't overindulge on thanksgiving yesterday, i got a little treat for you. i now hold in my hands, an evil chocolate. this is no ordinary chocolate. this guilty pleasure costs a mere $18. >> what? >> why is it so expensive? >> what? >> food legends anthony bourdain and anthony ropar are the masterminds behind it. >> what makes it $18? >> it's made from cakau means that were thought to be extinct. >> what's the difference? >> follow-up-free? >> that's unbelievable. >> just indulge. >> do we like it? >> it's pretty good. >> very good. of course, for 18 bucks, it should be. >>> it's time for a little pop quiz. which legend dir children's book character is celeb
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